Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide

Book Series
There are 9 volumes in this series
Published 2009 - 2017

About this series

Although modern technology has rendered some aspects of astronomical publishing obsolete, the beautiful detailed star atlases of years past largely superseded by planetarium software, there is still a place for observer’s atlases and guides. And that is out in the field, where a book can easily be dropped into a rucksack pocket. Astronomers’ Pocket Field Guides  will provide succinct, targeted information for practical observers. The format will be small enough – 5 x 8 inches (127 x 203 mm) – to fit into a coat pocket etc., but large enough to provide usable data in field conditions.

They are intended to be read in the darkness, by the light of a red reading light only. Diagrams and maps printed a little bolder than usual. The content of each book will cover an object or class of objects in a way that provides here-and-now observing information including, vitally, the location and a finder map.